Job Description Job Overview Summary Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. Duties If you are selected for this position, you will serve as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will provide program staff and management with advice while performing human capital core functions in compliance with Office of Human Capital (OHC) directives, policies, guidance, procedures, and requirements. Generally serving as a lead HR Specialist, you will guide and direct the activities of lower level specialists. Additionally, you will serve as an agent of the AA/OHC for the purpose of ensuring that the organizational element complies with OHC directives, policies, guidance, procedures, and requirements and that human capital decisions and activities in the organizational element are consistent with merit system principles. Duties include but are not limited to: Applying employee relations principles, practices, legal and regulatory requirements, and analytical skills sufficient to advise management about appropriate disciplinary or other corrective techniques that are responsive to a range of conduct and performance problems. Providing advice and assistance to management regarding appropriate disciplinary and adverse actions. Identifying and seeking guidance on fitness for duty and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues. Applying knowledge of guidance, policies, principles, and practices related to employee conduct, performance, and dispute resolution. Analyzing a variety of employee conduct and performance-based problems. Providing ongoing HR services to managers and employees including initiating, tracking, and following up on cases and actions to ensure timely completion and regulatory compliance, and resolving recurring case specific problems or issues independently when applicable guidelines are available. Serving as the resident HR consultant by providing guidance on HR matters; responding to routine HR inquiry actions; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies, and consistency with merit system principles; communicating changes to HR procedures and policies. Undertaking extensive research and analysis and coordinating with OHC senior specialist to ensure the most recent guidance is applied when making technical decisions or advising managers, staff, and employees. Providing guidance to junior staff as appropriate to accomplish work. Identifying and proposing technically sound and administratively compliant solutions to a range of recurring issues that require considerable judgment to ensure that recommendations and approaches that best meet operational needs. Depending on needs and circumstances of the organization to which you are assigned, you may perform disciplinary and adverse action duties, workers compensation duties, HR consulting duties and benefits administration duties. Travel Required Occasional Travel A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA's in residence New Hire Training. This tr
Mission:Protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.Vision:Provide the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way as a high performing counterterrorism organization.Core Values:Integrity. Innovation. Team spirit.Workforce Expectations:Hard work. Professionalism. Integrity.History:On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearl...y 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.